Strategy, structure, and organizational impacts of IT

Track Chairs

Omar El-Sawy

University of Southern California

Jonny Holmstrom

Umeå universitet

Sean Xin Xu

Tsinghua University


The goal of the Strategy, Structure, and the Organizational Impacts of IT track is to advance our knowledge of the fusion between IT strategy and business strategy. The emphasis is on the incorporation of new information technology into organizations’ strategic thinking, strategy alignment, and organizational arrangements.

In an era when information technologies are fundamentally transforming business strategies, business processes, products and services, and interorganizational relationships in extended ecosystems, we argue that it is increasingly necessary to rethink the role of IT strategy. We seek papers that offer deep theoretical insights about the role of information technology in the strategic behavior of organizations. We also welcome empirical papers that examine IT strategy at all levels of analysis. The track is open to papers employing various research methods.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The strategic use of information technology in firms, industries, and value networks
  • The effects of information technology on the competitive behavior of firms
  • New strategies for service innovation through new information systems
  • Strategic outsourcing, open sourcing, cloudsourcing and crowdsourcing
  • The co-evolution of business strategy and information technology within and across firms
  • Emerging business strategies enabled by business analytics
  • The impact of digital platform ecosystems on digital business strategy
  • Developing capabilities for enterprise digital leadership
  • Digital business models and their evolution
  • Transformation of structures, processes, knowlege base, human resources, and other organizaitonal arrangements to suuport new strategies

Associate Editors

  • David Preston, Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian University
  • Rajeev Sharma, University of Technology Sydney
  • Ren Fei, Peking Univ
  • Guo Xunhua, Tsinghua Univ
  • Lin Lihui, Tsinghua Univ
  • Lu Xianghua, Fudan Univ
  • Magno Queiroz, Utah State Univ
  • Daniel Nylen, Umea University, Sweden
  • Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • Knut Rolland, Westerdahls, Norway
  • Viktor Arvidsson, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Maria Åkesson, Halmstard University, Sweden
  • Rikard Lindgren, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • YoungKi Park, George Washington University
  • Prasanna Karhade, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • Xinlin Tang, Florida State University
  • Pankaj Setia, University of Arkansas
  • Milan Miric, University of Southern California
  • Shamel Addas, Queens University
  • Peng Huang, University of Maryland
  • Andy Zhang, University of Jyväskylä
  • Johan Sandberg, Umeå University
  • Ulrika Westergren, Umeå University
  • Sven Carlsson, Lund University
  • John Dong, University of Groningen
  • Alex Tian, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • June Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Ole Hanseth, Oslo University
  • Henrik Linderoth, Jonkoping University
  • Katrin Jonsson, Umea University, Sweden
  • Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Anita Mirijamsdotter, Linnaus University, Sweden